J. A. Moad II is a former Air Force C-130 pilot with over 3000 flight hours and more than 100 combat sorties. He served as an English Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and continues to serve as an editor and blogger for their international journal, War, Literature & the Arts (WLA). His short stories, poetry and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, and he is the recipient of the 2014 Consequence Magazine Fiction Award. In addition to writing, he has performed on stage at the Library of Congress and at The Guthrie Theater as part of The Telling Project – Giving Voice to the Veteran Experience. His play, Outside Paducah – the Wars at Home debuted in Minneapolis, at the Bloomington Center for the Arts in 2016. He is the driving force behind the Veterans’ Voices Initiative in Minnesota to teach the stories of Veterans and their families in schools, colleges and community discussion groups. He currently resides in Northfield, MN where he flies, writes, reads, and spend as much time with his family and friends as possible.
With Poetic Theater Productions
Playwright and Actor in Outside Paducah: The Wars at Home, September 26-October 15, 2017
Playwright, an excerpt of Outside Paducah: The Wars at Home presented in the Judson Arts Wednesdays’ BAILOUT Theatre Featuring Poetic Theater Productions
Panelist in post-show discussion after performance of GOLIATH in Culture Project’s IMPACT 2012 Festival